Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851

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9780302006344: Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851

This publication lists over 5,000 scientific instrument makers and retailers working in the British Isles, together with a further 10,000 names of apprentices and associates. The directory transforms our understanding of the history of the scientific instrument-making trades in Britain.

Each entry includes estimated working dates, specific trades, addresses, training, apprentices, types of instruments made and brief biographical details. As such this volume not only provides essential information for collectors, dealers, museum curators and scholars, but it will also have much to offer economic, social and family historians, with its evidence about master-apprentice links, trade connections and family relationships.

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Gloria Clifton has published a number of scholarly articles on the scientific instrument-making trade. Gerard L. E. Turner is a leading figure in the development of scholarly study of scientific instruments.

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